Fight the in class cell phone glow

Freedom Writers Graphic Assignment You have chosen a movie or video to show your class.  You have picked something that you are pretty sure they haven't seen and hopefully will enjoy and learn something from.  You start the movie or video and then as you look across the class you see many students embraced by … Continue reading Fight the in class cell phone glow

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield – Lesson Plan

After hearing Chris Hadfield speak at the Canadian Student Leadership Conference in Edmonton (CSLC 2018) I was inspired to share his children's book The Darkest Dark with my Leadership class.  It went great - below is the lesson plan and assignment we used. I began by reading the book to the class elementary school style … Continue reading The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield – Lesson Plan

Scaredy Squirrel- Leadership Role Model!!!

Our Gr. 10 Leadership students always complete an assignment based on the fantastic book Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt.  Start by reading them the story elementary school style. (one time we tried showing the pages by powerpoint but reading straight from the book went way better) Be sure to give it a very dramatic reading. … Continue reading Scaredy Squirrel- Leadership Role Model!!!

Awesome McHappy Meal Activity

We had a successful lunch time activity at Centennial this week.  For the week before we advertised in the school and on Social Media that there would be free McHappy Meals in the cafeteria next Wednesday.  To further promote, on the day before we had four leadership students eating McHappy Meals in the cafeteria.  The … Continue reading Awesome McHappy Meal Activity

Red and Green Holiday Challenge

Give the Red and Green challenge a try this holiday season.  If it is too late for this year maybe file it for next year.  This idea came from a Canadian Student Leadership Conference I attended but I have no idea which one. We invited all staff and students to participate.  You come to our … Continue reading Red and Green Holiday Challenge

Make Memories – Bribe Students To Go To A Game

Last Friday we had a ton of Gr. 10 Leadership students come out to see our Jr. Girls basketball team beat Bishop Carroll 74-57.  This took some effort on their part because it was on a Friday night and not at our school.  What got them there?  I bribed them.  I offered them double points … Continue reading Make Memories – Bribe Students To Go To A Game

Feedership Conference

Centennial High School hosted our annual Feeder Leadership Conference. 150 students from Samuel Shaw School and MidSun Jr. High attended.  These are the two main schools whose students will eventually be Coyotes.  I am very proud of my class pictured above.  This was a student planned and run conference with minimal guidance from me. Why … Continue reading Feedership Conference

Project Planning Sheets For Student Leadership Ease Advisor Anxiety

Green Sheets The stress that a Student Leadership advisor feels can be pretty intense right before a big student project, activity, pep rally etc.  Quality project planning sheets can ease that stress.  Attached are the planning sheets we use at Centennial for all our projects.  We print them off on green paper and call them … Continue reading Project Planning Sheets For Student Leadership Ease Advisor Anxiety

Enjoy The Great Moments – In Leadership and Life

School start up is always crazy and hard to explain to someone who isn't a teacher.  In the rush of a million things to get done I asked my Sr. Leadership class (gr. 11s and 12s) to get the September birthdays up ASAP.  For almost 10 years now we display all the names (first name … Continue reading Enjoy The Great Moments – In Leadership and Life